How to Disinfect Around the House with Clorox Regular Bleach


Clorox is more than a bleach. It's a product that can be used to disinfect a variety of objects and surfaces from cutting boards to baby toys to sponges to counter tops. The amount of Clorox to use in ratio to water depends on the specific purpose. Here's a sampling of what you can do in several areas of your home.

Things You'll Need

  • Clorox
  • Kitchen:
    What can you disinfect with Clorox Regular Bleach in the Kitchen? How about counters, sinks, sponges, appliances, cutting boards, drains, the fridge, floor, garbage can, microwave, and/or the dishes?

    Want to start with that less-than-appetizing SPONGE Put 3/4 cup of Clorox in a gallon of water. Let the sponge sit in the mixture for five minutes. Then rinse and dry.
    Wondering what's living in the scratches on your PLASTIC CUTTING BOARD? Soak the clean board in a mixture of 1 TBSP Clorox in one gallon of water. Let it stand two minutes, then put it aside to dry.

  • Bathroom:
    There are plenty of surfaces to disinfect with Clorox Regular Bleach in the family bathroom.
    For the SHOWER CURTAIN, you can save some time by using the Clean-Up Cleaner with Bleach. Just spray, wait five minutes, then rinse.
    TUB & SINK DRAINS are also not a problem. Flush the drain before pouring 1 cup of Clorox in. Then flush again with hot water. Do it once a week and your drains will be awesome.

  • Laundry Room:
    You can use Clorox Regular Bleach in the white clothes and Clorox Color-Safe Bleach for colors. Other than that you can use a ReadyMop for the floor and wipes for the rest of the surfaces. Everything in the room will be as clean as the wash!

  • Kid's Room:
    You want to be sure to get the ratio of Clorox Regular Bleach to water just right on anything your baby or kids may put into their mouths. For the CHANGING TABLE, POTTY SEAT, and FLOOR you can use wipes or the Floor & Surface Cleaner.
    TOYS are a no-brainer. 3/4 cup Clorox per gallon of water. Soak five minutes, rinse, set aside to dry.
    The dreaded DIAPER PAIL? 3/4 cup Clorox to a gallon of water. Stand five minutes or more. Rinse. Air dry.

  • Other items?
    Check out the Cleaner Home tab on the Clorox site at the link below.

Tips & Warnings

  • Pick a room a day and do it from top to bottom before moving on to the next.
  • Be sure to use the proper ration of Clorox Regular Bleach to water.
  • If you're not sure, check out the instructions on the site (below).

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